## Mathematics for the million |

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#### Mathematics for the million

User Review - Not Available - Book VerdictFirst published in 1937 and reprinted several times since, Hogben's book took everybody's worst subject and explained it in a way that made it comprehensible to the average person. For this edition ... Read full review

### Contents

prologue page | 9 |

Mathematics in Remote Antiquity | 33 |

The Grammar of Size Order and Shape | 75 |

Copyright | |

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